Where I’ve Been and Where I’m Going
Sorry about the long drought between posts. I have to be about the most inconsistent blogger there is…
I have still been playing both WoW and D3, but I’ve significantly cut back my play time recently. There are several reasons for this. For one thing, I’ve been going through a bit of WoW burnout. I’m just not as interested in it lately. Even raiding is not as fun as it once was. Well, ok, honestly I haven’t had much fun this tier at all, but now that we seem to have given up on heroic modes and just sit farming normal ad infinitum there doesn’t seem much point to bothering. I could sleepwalk through normal (and occasionally have…) So I’ve needed a break. Instead of taking a complete break I’ve just cut back a lot and only done what I’ve felt like doing. Anything that seemed like a chore I’ve ignored. (Except I still show up to raid, because, well, sense of responsibility and all that. Besides, one day a week isn’t a big deal.)
D3 has been a welcome change of pace. Literally as well as figuratively, since it’s a much more frantic style of game. I’ve been leveling two characters simultaneously, one co-op with a friend and the other solo. Because of differences in our schedules I have had more time to play D3 than my co-op partner has, so both of my characters have been keeping pace with each other. Currently I think my Demon Hunter is a bit ahead of my Monk, but they’re both around level 52 at the moment and have been within 5 levels of each other the entire time. I realize this means that I could have had a level 60 by now if I’d just focused on one of them, but I really don’t care. D3 is for fun, and I’m taking time to enjoy playing it. I don’t even know if I’m going to bother much with Inferno. I might go back and re-roll other classes, or I might lose interest entirely.
Real life has also had a big impact on my play time. My husband finally finished his PhD and got a job offer for a post-doc position in Wisconsin. (Yay!) So we’ve been planning, and packing, and otherwise getting ready. (Traveling with a cat makes the moving process so much more complicated, but I won’t get into that here. *sigh*) My husband starts his new job Monday, which means we are moving over this weekend. We haven’t found a place to stay yet, so we’re going to be living in a hotel for a little while while house hunting. I’m trying not to stress out too much about that, even though my natural obsessive desire to plan out every little detail of things makes moving to a place where we don’t know anyone and have no place to stay very scary.
The cat that is making our move much more complicated than it should be…
Of course, because we’re moving and haven’t found a house yet, I have no idea when I’m going to have stable access to the internet again. I can probably use the hotel internet while we stay there, but I’ll likely have to use my netbook, which isn’t powerful enough to raid or play D3 on. At least that should allow me to stay in contact with people though. Well, at least until we find a place to move permanently, because then we’ll probably have to get an internet connection set up, which might take a week or two. (If you’re one of the people who has my phone number, prepare to have your phone blow up with text messages from me during that time…) Part of me is wondering how on earth I’ll manage to survive without my games, but the other part of me is very grateful to be getting an enforced break from them.
So, unless I get bored at the hotel, this will probably be my last post for a while. Don’t worry! I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth yet!